Memorial of the Holocaust and its victims
Terezín (Theresienstadt) was built in 1790 hundreds by Habsburg Emperor Joseph II as a fortress to guard the northern approaches to the Bohemian heartlands. The small fortress, which forms part of the Terezín fortification system, became famous during WW II as a prison and place of punishment for both military and political prisoners.
As a concentration and transit camp and a ghetto, it was used for Jews from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and later also from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark and Slovakia.
I will pick you up in the hotel and than we will drive about 45 mins to Terezín. During the tour in the town you will learn about former Jewish Ghetto in the Terezin Big Fortress such as Ghetto Museum, SS Camp Headquarters, Ghetto Guards Station, Seat of the Council of Elders, Jewish Dormitories, railway tracks, The Crematorium, the Columbarium, Jewish Prayer Room. In the Museum of the Terezin Concentration Camp you will see many artifacts, such as a collage of drawings by children imprisoned at the camp and the propaganda movie, which was produced by the Nazis to present Terezin as a "gift" to the Jews from Hitler. Then we will enter the gate of the Terezin concentration camp Small Fortress, a former Gestapo prison, You will walk through the prison barracks, the execution grounds where firing squads murdered innocent people, the workshops, the dark solitary confinement cells and a cemetery that was built after the war. At the end of this unforgettable visit we will drive back to Prague.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will gladly pick you up in the hotel, please clarify the address.
End location: Back in the hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
Transport by a new clean air-conditioned van Mercedes Viano.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 CZK - entrance fee, food or drink
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Our guide Dagmar was exceptional, and very knowledgeable. Terezin Concentration Camp was a real eye opener, left with many original artifacts we were able to understand what really happened under the Nazi regime. It's important to see and to keep the memory alive so these atrocities never happen again. I still can't believe there was such evil in the world. Thank you Dagmar for your guidance. I highly recommend this tour.